The Blitz

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Details

Location

Belfast

Year

1941

Source

BBC NI

Format

film

black and white

Length

19min 39sec

Silent

sound

Courtesy

BBC NI

Rights Holder

BBC NI, British Movietone, Film Images, ITN, IWM

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Description

Children's documentary made for the BBC's Ulster in Focus series.

Notes

In April and May of 1941 the ‘Belfast Blitz’ saw four raids on the city with the main targets the shipyard, aircraft industry and other engineering works that were a vital cog in the Allied war wheel. In total there were 955 people killed, 2436 injured and 58,885 houses damaged or destroyed.

Shot List

00:00-01:17 Intro and footage of planes on the attack 00:18-03:08 Background to World War Two 03:25-05:25 Preparation for defence – evacuation, digging for victory, ARP, Ulster Home Guard 05:26-07:15 Gas masks 07:20-13:40 Impression of attacks on Belfast 15-16 April and 5-6 May 14:50-16:40 US GIs in Ulster 16:42-18:56 Food rationing 18:56-19:39 end credits (with images)

Credits

Film Editor – Chris Lovett; Director – Anne Davey Orr; Producer – James Hawthorne

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